We don’t always use such definitions, but Alice Pisano’s version of Norwegian Pop group A-Ha’s 1984 hit single ‘Take On Me’ is one word…breathtaking.
With a complete transformation of the song, using atmospheric reverb and delay effects on an arpeggiated guitar riff, reminiscent of Jeff Buckley’s captivating sound on his critically acclaimed 1994 album ‘Grace,’ alongside one of the most effortlessly beautiful vocal performances, Pisano’s cover of ‘Take On Me’ will leave you wanting to repeat this relaxing, laid back piece of music again and again and again.
Alice Pisano has captured a truly emotive moment and is on a mission to bring live, alternative, singer-songwriter music back to the forefront of mainstream radio via this infectious rendition of the A-Ha classic, whilst boldly only using a couple of instruments to grant your 100% attention – a guitar and her stunning voice which soars like an angel.
It makes a change to bring a new Slow Moving Millie to the music scene, another multi-talented singer who was famously known for her cover of The Smiths song ‘Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want.’ And let’s not forget to mention how brilliantly produced the music is, especially the instrumental section after the second chorus, which is bound to bring you to tears.
Alice Pisano’s ‘Take On Me’ is one the best tracks we have heard all year and, without a doubt, 2019’s best cover of a Pop classic so far. Remember where you first of the unforgettable Alice Pisano.